Entrepreneurs struggling to ensure the growth and success of their companies should familiarize themselves with the resources available through the government. A number of different web sites are listed below with information on different government programs and organizations, and where you can go to get more information on existing resources.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program (SR&ED)
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development SR&ED Program provides tax incentives to Canadian businesses that conduct SR&ED in Canada. This program is intended to encourage businesses -- particularly small and start-up firms -- to conduct SR&ED that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes. For more information on the SRED Program:
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
The National Research Council (NRC) is Canada's premier science and technology research organization, providing leadership in scientific and technical research, the diffusion of technology and the dissemination of scientific and technical information. The NRC offers the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), designed to stimulate wealth-creation for Canada through technological innovation in Canada's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The IRAP program achieves this through providing excellent knowledge-based innovation assistance services to SMEs, and providing access to relevant resources to support client innovation activities. For more information on NRC - IRAP, see: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irap.html
Business Guide to Canadian Government Programs: http://www.businessguide.net/
Canadian Assistance Programs Directory